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Gloria Mubarek Goodhouse

obituary-Gloria-Mubarek-GoodhouseMrs. Gloria Mubarek Goodhouse, of Lebanon, died peacefully June 15, 2016 at Southern Manor in Lebanon of natural causes.She was 89.

Mrs. Goodhouse was the second daughter of Said and Ida (Diab) Mubarek, of Torrington, Conn. She graduated from Torrington High School and Quinnipiac College, and as a young woman worked at the well-known ice cream parlor owned by her father, the VeriBest, formerly located at Number 1 Main Street before Torrington’s 1955 flood.

She went on to be the secretary to the general manager at Torrington’s Hayden Manufacturing Co., where she met and married Carl J. Goodhouse, an engineer, of Litchfield.

During her time in Litchfield, from 1950-1979, she was a member of the Litchfield Woman’s League and several organizations in the town. In 1968, she became the office manager of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, supporting Dr. Howard Dunn and Rev. David Gurniak, until she moved to Lebanon with her husband in 1979. Carl Goodhouse was head of engineering and industrial sales at the Lux Time Division of Robertshaw Controls.

She is survived by her son, Robert C. (Margaret) Goodhouse, of Alexandria, Va.; her grandsons, Andrew, of Montreal, Canada, Alexander, of Boston; her sisters, Katherine Diab, Delores Holland, Virginia Curdi; and several nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her eldest son, Karl (Cynthia), of Oak Park, Ill.; and her brother, Edmond N. (Patricia), of Torrington.

Condolences in lieu of flowers, may be sent to bob.goodhouse@gmail.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Evelyn Cason says:
    I became a volunteer of Hospice about 9 months ago and Miss Gloria and I became friends. I would go see her about once a week as a companion. She looked forward to seeing me and me her. She loved for me to bring jelly doughnuts. My heart is heavy but she is in a better place. We talked about the Lord and she always thanked the Lord for me coming to visit. I would push her outside and she said look at all the beauty God had given her. I am glad our paths crossed she taught me to whatever situation you are in still be thankful. Good by Miss Gloria take your rest you was such a elegant gracious lady love you